The Wheel/Circle of Life

The Wheel or “Circle” of Life is a personal development tool, commonly used by life coaches and learning & development professionals, to help someone assess the different areas of their life and to develop an action plan to bring more focus wherever it’s needed.

In essence, you work through the areas one-by-one giving each a score based on how satisfied or happy you are with that area of your life at that moment in time. The wheel itself can be accompanied with a series of questions or prompts to help you get to grips with each area. As you can see from the image, you shade the segments in the wheel based on your “happiness factor”; with 0 being pretty unhappy and 10 being pretty darn happy. How smooth would your ride be?

If you Google "Wheel of Life" you will see that the approaches vary from maybe 8-12 “life areas” but I use the 12 areas listed below.

Please download the blank Wheel of Life PDF to use your own personal development tool, but don’t forget to substitute my list for a list that works for your life.

  • Health & Wellbeing

  • Romantic Relationship

  • Family

  • Career/Business

  • Social Life/Friends

  • Personal Development

  • Spirituality

  • Financial

  • Creativity

  • Contribution/Activism

  • Fun/Play

  • Physical Environment


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